Long distance is known to cause strain on the majority of relationships, however, when it comes to children and grandparents it can be extremely difficult. Grandparents can and have, prominently featured in the lives of their grandchildren and it should be maintained in order to help build the connection between the two. Trying to visit long-distance grandparents can be difficult at the best of times, however, family relationships in general aren’t necessarily a walk in the…Continue
Added by Rebecca Harper on June 29, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments
My son has plans for when he becomes an adult. They include marrying a girl named Suzie (we currently do not know any Suzies, but I am accepting applications for his future wife), getting a house down the street from ours (with a trampoline and waterslide inside), and getting two jobs (one at NASA and one as a dolphin veterinarian, but not a marine biologist) so he can make lots of money.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on July 5, 2016 at 4:19pm — No Comments
Around here, winter is our favorite time for board games, card games, and puzzles. While the boys are always up for Candy Land, Chutes and Ladders, or Go Fish, they get really excited when we ask them if they want to play Carrom. …Continue
Added by Kishona Lape on January 15, 2016 at 10:22am — No Comments
My son loves spending time with his grandparents. Specifically, he likes spending time with his grandparents when I am not around. And I can respect that: He has a special relationship with them and doesn't need me around to develop it. And that works out well for all of us. His grandparents can set their own rules and spoil him to their hearts' content, and my son can enjoy the love and attention from another group of…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on December 22, 2015 at 6:39am — No Comments
This guide is a little different than other holiday guides. Here’s how:
Added by Marion Conway on November 18, 2015 at 10:45am — No Comments
I like having my Mom over for dinner.
There are many reasons why, including that I think she needs a break from working all week, I like to cook, and I think family meals are important. But the real reason is because it is a really great way for her to spend time with her grandson.…
Added by Lauren Markman on September 22, 2015 at 6:38am — No Comments
My parents are relatively young. They had my brother and me in their early 20s, and I am fortunate that they are both in good health and should be with me for many more years. Some of my friends, however, are later-in-life children. I hear the guilt/sorrow/frustration in their voices as they discuss their parents. One of the topics that comes up the most often is when they have a parent that doesn't want to change their…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on March 11, 2015 at 6:21am — No Comments
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Added by Mayra Calvani on December 1, 2014 at 1:11pm — No Comments
For the decade I was with my husband before we wed, my extended family had one question for us: When are you two getting married? Every family reunion, wedding of one of my cousins or catch up phone call somehow elicited that question.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on October 28, 2014 at 6:02am — No Comments
Added by Cindi Walton on December 1, 2013 at 4:27pm — No Comments
My son is lucky enough to have three sets of grandparents, and they all love him immeasurably. He has individual names for all of them (Grandma & Grandpa, Nana & GrandBob, Pap-Pap and Anya), and he relishes his time with each of them. He talks to them on the phone, sees them in person whenever possible and looks at pictures of them as I tell him stories. We talk often about how important they are in his life.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on November 14, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments
We all know the children's chant...It's raining, it's pouring, everything is boring...what? You are thinking that is not the way it goes and yet we all have had children pull the "I'm bored" card on us. I am sure you have responded with "I can give you a chore" or perhaps you did the "With a room full of toys, how can you tell me you have nothing to do?" One rainy day when my granddaughter said she was bored, I sat on the couch and said "let's be bored together." At first she…Continue
Added by Cindi Walton on November 6, 2013 at 8:44am — No Comments
A week ago, I was watching the “Sex and the City” episode “An American Girl in Paris (Part Deux)”. The scene where Steve takes his mother to the ER and discovers she unknowingly suffered a stroke that caused her to have significant memory loss, made me think of my paternal grandmother and grandfather.
Added by MamaTalesBlog on August 21, 2011 at 4:09pm — No Comments
A couple of weeks ago, my bad-breathing baby landed us in the Trauma Room in the Emergency at our local hospital. On about his fifth Ventolin treatment, a woman was brought into the bed beside us.
The woman was explaining her symptoms as they were…Continue
Added by Julie Cole on May 11, 2011 at 3:52pm — No Comments
Added by Darlena Cunha on January 3, 2011 at 1:46pm — No Comments
I am my mothers, still, I am very much my grandmothers child. I was willed this sense that elders are our angels on earth. I would walk behind my grandmother in the pouring rain carrying an umbrella if asked.
Added by Kristy Canton on November 19, 2010 at 1:05am — No Comments
Added by Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom on October 24, 2010 at 8:25pm — No Comments
Last week I was flying to L.A. for a speaking engagement. As I boarded the plane, I reminded myself how peaceful the flight would be. Flying solo is like a forced holiday. Flying with my gang is a big job and one that I spend a fair amount of time dreading. However, after the experience I had on that particular flight, I realized that maybe travelling with my kids is not so bad after all.
Two rows ahead of me, in the bulk head seats, was a very elderly man who walked with a cane. He…Continue
Added by Julie Cole on October 12, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments
With rising life expectancy, there is a good chance your children will get to know their grandparents. There is a good chance your parents will live well past their sixties and that you will eventually live even longer than them. However, with economic uncertainty, poor saving rates, and retirements that are starting to last longer than working careers, more and more people are running out of money in their golden years. Medication and medical costs associated with…Continue
Added by Angela Zwaagstra on July 28, 2010 at 11:00pm — No Comments